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World of Warcraft CM Lore clarifies Blizzard’s planned threat changes

Some World of Warcraft tanks were somewhat alarmed to discover that some taunt ability tooltips had changed on the PTR to remove mention of the bonus threat generation those abilities typically provide. After a couple of days of speculation over whether this indicated a mechanical change to the taunt mechanics, Community Manager Lore popped by the forum thread...

Fallout 76’s beta may start in two weeks

With Fallout 76's launch coming in a month-and-a-half, Bethesda doesn't have much time left to get its promised beta for pre-orders going. October was always the target window for this test, but according to a recent leak, now it's looking likely that October 8th will be many players' first look at this post-apocalyptic online game. Lead Developer Pete...

The Daily Grind: What if World of Warcraft had never happened?

Yesterday, in the comments of our Daily Grind about nice things we can say about gates we don't like, MOP commenter Squid posted a provocative comment that spawned some fun discussion that I thought would make a good Daily Grind question all to itself. "WoW is probably the only reason this genre still exists," he wrote (and...

The Stream Team: Delving deeper in Path of Exile

Massively OP's MJ managed only one delve into her own infinite dungeon last time in Path of Exile, and she is eager to go deeper. Tonight, she'll try to gather enough sulphite to do more than one trip! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to see how far into infinity MJ can go. What: Path of Exile Who: MJ...

Revelation Online’s New Sulan expansion goes live

The latest expansion for My.com's free-to-play title Revelation Online, titled New Sulan, is now live, bringing with it a massive revamp of the titular city of Sulan as well as changes to the game's dungeon system, class adjustments, and more. The focus of the expansion, as the name implies, is a major visual overhaul to the...

Pokemon Go players identify strange new creature during community day event

During the recent Pokemon Go community day event, trainers were surprised and confused to discover a strange, new Pokemon kicking around alongside the community day's star, Chikorita. The unusual creature, which looks a bit like a white Ditto with a hexagonal nut stuck on top of it, appeared in droves near the end of the community day event....

MapleStory 2 answers questions about the head start and monetization

With only a couple of weeks to go before MapleStory 2 makes its big debut in the west, it is all hands on deck at Nexon. The studio's cheerful devs have a lot to communicate about what's coming with the MMO sequel's release, starting with a FAQ that walks fans through the head start period that begins for...

Players are apparently trying to save Pirates of the Burning Sea, so Portalus delayed its sunset

Earlier this month, we delivered the sad news that Portalus Games' Pirates of the Burning Sea was due to sunset at the end of September. Portalus told players the company was losing its primary coder, leaving nobody to maintain the game and avoid an "expected and unannounced shut down due to server software failures." Consequently, the studio...

Pretty sure soccer fans hate esports even more than you do

Still think esports isn't really a sport at all? Then you're gonna love what some Swiss fans did at a soccer game this weekend. Superfans of Swiss team Young Boys of Bern tossed game controllers and tennis balls (tennis balls?) onto the field during the game, causing a halt in play for a few minutes as officials cleaned up...

Battlerite Royale’s latest trailer shows off combat and the new Werebear consumable

Apparently hopping on the battle royale bandwagon is the hip thing to do these days, and Stunlock Studios, maker of free-to-play MOBA Battlerite, are getting on board with the imminent early-access release of Battlerite Royale. The latest trailer for Battlerite's foray into the battle royale arena showcases in-game footage of champions dropping in and doing battle...

The Stream Team: A happy Baggins birthday week in LOTRO

Frodo and Bilbo Baggins celebrate their birthday  on September 22nd, and that means LOTRO does too! And like any good Hobbit party, it goes longer than one little day. Massively OP's MJ is diving in to celebrate, whether or not she can do any of the Baggins birthday quests. Join with us in t0oasting these two Hobbit adventurers live...

Wanna feel old? Ultima Online launched 21 years ago today

Ultima Online is officially old enough to drink. It's older than I was when I first started playing it all those years ago! Yep, the game that coined the term MMORPG turns 21 years old today. To celebrate, Broadsword released Publish 101, which as we've already covered delivered new detective quests, crafting, player-designed castles, and Halloween bits....

Black Desert Online will launch its Drieghan expansion in the West on November 14th

This November, a new expansion is coming to Pearl Abyss's sandbox MMO Black Desert Online. The expansion, titled Drieghan, will release on November 14th and will add "a large mountainous area" with "over 300 challenging quests" for players to complete. In addition, players will be able to unravel the story of the cursed Sherekhan tribe, fight...
You can apparently touch this.

Defiance 2050 launches new Crusader class with its next update on October 15th

The next major update for Defiance 2050 is dubbed Trouble in Paradise, and among its additions is a new class for whom it is always hammer time. The new Crusader features other abilities too, but it's the summonable hammer for melee conflicts that really sets this particular bruiser apart. Solve all of your problems with a hammer...

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4, Prelude in Violet

I mentioned a few days ago that I follow the same somewhat ridiculous process every time there's a new Final Fantasy XIV patch. Every morning I clear as much as possible while stressing over whether or not I can possibly get everything done, and by the evening I've done nearly all of it. There's still stuff from patch...

Star Citizen Evocati leaks show just what’s coming in next month’s 3.3 alpha

Star Citizen's 3.3 alpha just released to the Evocati testers, but it's under NDA, so there's nothing to talk about... Haha just kidding. Reddit is positively overflowing with spoilers on the game's next big thing thanks to the leakers and patch-note compilers. Redditor 244958 - totally his real name - uploaded a bunch of videos; there's a look...

Chaos Theory: The prickly side of Secret World Legends’ less-than-ideal scenario situation

See, I said that wouldn't take too long! Here we are back at the Secret World Legends scenario discussion. This time, however, we'll be addressing the bad and frustrating side of the newest scenario, Occult Defense, as well as scenarios in general. Now, before you go thinking I am nothing but a negative Nelly, go ahead and read...

World of Warcraft is buffing tank and healer Azerite traits, making PvP balance changes

This week's regularly scheduled World of Warcraft maintenance is bringing with it a number of tuning adjustments focused on tank and healer Azerite traits. The Azerite armor trait adjustments seem to be buffs pretty much across the board. The changes aren't 100% final yet, but if the tentative changes are any indication, this update should be warmly welcomed...

Guild Wars 2: Belgian players report gem-buying block, plus more on the bubble tea bans

If you're a Belgian gamer, you should probably take a peek at your Guild Wars 2 account. Multiple Redditors and forumgoers from the country have been reporting that they are no longer able to buy gems, the game's cash shop currency; in fact, several are suggesting they aren't able to buy the game at all right...
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Neverwinter issues a ban wave in response to a well-known exploit

Sometimes bugs and exploits can take a while to get yanked. Neverwinter had one on consoles that was known about back on September 12th, with all players informed at that time that the staff knew about this exploit (as did most of the community), and that it was going to be fixed while those using it would...

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